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Pacific Explorer

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Pacific Explorer

Capacity
1998
Crew
924
Tonnage
77 441
Length
856 ft (261 m)
First voyage
1997
Decks
15

Pacific Explorer (previously known as Dawn Princess) is a cruise ship operated since June 2017 by P&O Cruises Australia, a cruise line brand owned by the Carnival Corporation & plc. It is a Sun-class cruise ship built by Fincantieri, Italy, in 1997, and features eight restaurants, four swimming pools, five hot tubs/spas/whirlpools, seven lounges and bars, and two children centres.

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Pacific Explorer

Capacity (DO): 
1998
Crew: 
924
Tonnage: 
77 441
Length: 
856 ft (261 m)
Beam: 
185 ft (56 m)
First voyage: 
1997
Decks: 
15

Pacific Explorer (previously known as Dawn Princess) is a cruise ship operated since June 2017 by P&O Cruises Australia, a cruise line brand owned by the Carnival Corporation & plc. It is a Sun-class cruise ship built by Fincantieri, Italy, in 1997, and features eight restaurants, four swimming pools, five hot tubs/spas/whirlpools, seven lounges and bars, and two children centres.

She is the sister ship to Sun Princess, P&O Cruises' Oceana (former Ocean Princess) and Sea Princess. Pacific Explorer and Sun Princess differ from Oceana and Sea Princess by having exterior bridge wings. Oceana and Sea Princess have internal bridge wings.

Princess Cruises

Ports of call

Dawn Princess was targeted to replace Pacific Princess, sailing Australian waters between October 2006 and March 2007, to become the largest ship ever to be based in Australia, but these plans were eventually replaced by Sun Princess as well as being served by Pacific Dawn (previously christened Regal Princess). Dawn Princess began sailing in Australia as of 24 September 2008 with a 28-day itinerary circumnavigating the country, after a month serving Hawaii, Tahiti, and the South Pacific. From this point on, Dawn Princess remained in Australia permanently sailing from Sydney, Melbourne and Perth alongside Sun Princess under the Princess brand until it was transferred to P&O Cruises Australia and renamed Pacific Explorer.

Refurbishment

In June 2009, Dawn Princess was dry-docked in the Port of Brisbane, Australia, for refurbishment.

In June 2017 Pacific Explorer was dry-docked in Sembawang Singapore, for refurbishment and re-branding from Dawn Princess. February 2020 Pacific Explorer Dry Dock for February 12 to February 27 for refurbishments and maintenance

P&O Cruises Australia

On 7 October 2015, Carnival announced that Dawn Princess would be transferred in May 2017 to its Australian subsidiary P&O Cruises Australia as Pacific Explorer. Dawn Princess entered drydock on 26 May 2017 in Singapore (Sembawang) for conversion to Pacific Explorer to be released for cruises on 22 June.

It was re-registered to the United Kingdom and arrived in Sydney, New South Wales on 19 June for a 3-day stay before conducting its maiden voyage to the Pacific Islands. She was christened by the Nickelodeon Studios character Dora the Explorer on 2 July 2017 at Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal after arriving from its maiden voyage.

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Attractions on Pacific Explorer


Cafe

Average: 8 (1 vote)
For a caffeine fix or sweet treat any time of the day head straight to our Caf?.
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Pool

Average: 5 (1 vote)
Get closer to the sun and relax on the poolside lounges by our open-air top deck pool.
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Big Screen

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Big entertainment day or night. The Big Screen shows sporting events, movies and even Wii games.
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Casino

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There are roulette and blackjack tables, gaming lessons for beginners and poker machines to bring even more luck to your cruise. For adults only.

Medical Centre

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Each ship has a Medical Centre that is staffed by registered doctors and nurses who are available during scheduled clinic times to provide medical care for everyone onboard. They are also available...

Massage

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Why not clear the mind with a massage? Moreover, you can do that with your partner - if you wish, of course!

Photo Studio

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Here's a great opportunity to take cool professional pictures - of you, of your kids and of the whole family.
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Sports Court

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Game, set, match. At our sports court there is plenty of space to practice or play with friends. Included in fare.
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HQ & HQ+

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We know that teenagers can be hard to please on holiday but when you’re on a P&O cruise, you don’t have to worry! That’s because we’ve created HQ. It’s the ultimate chill zone made just for them so...

Fitness Centre

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Keeping fit while floating on the deep blue sea is easy. Get your heart pumping in our onboard gym. Or zen-out to the lapping waves while you do a yoga class on our sunlit deck. Our Fitness Cent...